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AF524: Zulu War Shield

AF524: Zulu War Shield

A large 19th century Zulu war shield. The speckled cow hide is in good condition with the hair intact. The original wood handle pole has a good dark patina from age and use ad retains the leather detail at the top. There is one hole near the bottom that looks to be a bullet hole. The center leather strip is intact except for a small section at the bottom. The back has old ink writing that may be an English regiment number or company from collection on the battlefield.     

56 1/2" overall with the stick - 45" Tall leather - 26" Wide. 19th century, South Africa.    ....$3500.00

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